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on February 5, 2015
This book starts off with chapters about anatomy. It has a chart, so boys can measure their testicles often. It then goes on to teach them slang words for an erection, such as "boner." It has them write down all the names they've heard penises referred to. Encourages them to even write down the dirty names after it reminds them its their book and they can write whatever they want, after all! It teaches them about ejaculating and how it happens when they feel "sexy." It asks them to write down how they hide a boner and gives them tips. It lets them know sexual fantasies are perfectly normal and that everybody masturbates, except a very few. And I cant forget the part about erect penises and the pictures of the many angles it can be and different curvatures. It assures boys that they can not masturbate too much and that if your penis hurts from doing so, a rest will solve all. And you get to follow "harry" on a wet dream adventure! Would you just let it dry on your sheets, pretend you spilled water on your bed or talk to your parents about it? If you choose a) then turn to page 67!
Basically, this book is focusing on many wrong things. I am not trying to encourage my son to spend the day masturbating. Nor am i trying to get him to refer to his parts in slang. On the outside, this book appears fine. On the inside, it teaches things that are absolutely unnecessary. There are great parts in there, teaching anatomy, teaching about shaving and growth spurts, voice changes. The unnecessary parts earn this book a toss in the garbage. I am glad I looked at it before just handing it to him blindly.